Endometriosis is often associated with Adenomyosis (pronounced Aden-o-my-o-sis). This is when the abnormal cells grows inside the muscle wall of the uterus (myometrium), causing the uterus to thicken and increase in size.
Over time as the condition progresses, it can cause the uterus to grow larger than a healthy uterus. Adenomyosis can lead to heavy or pro-longed menstrual bleeding, pain associated with menstruation, sexual intercourse and bladder and bowel movements, abdominal swelling, pregnancy complications (miscarriage) and infertility
Whilst it is not uncommon for people to have both Adenomyosis and Endometriosis, it’s important to know they are two different conditions.